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African American Read-In
February 2013
One of the many sponsored projects of the Black Caucus is the highly successful African American Read-In.  Click here to learn how you can get involved!


Black Caucus Executive Committee Meeting(for Caucus EC Members Only)
NCTE 2012 Annual Convention
Friday, November 16, 2012
9:15 am - 10:45 am
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Producers Room, Level Two, MGM Grand

Black Caucus Open Forum Meeting at the NCTE Annual Convention
NCTE 2012 Annual Convention

Friday, November 16, 2012
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Room 204, Level Two

2012 Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Presented by the Black and Latino Caucuses
Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities
Friday, November 16, 2012
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Cultural Celebration
8:15 pm - 12:00 am Social Event
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Grand Ballroom Room 113, Level One

When most of us think of Las Vegas, our minds shift to the incessant ring of slot machines, the glare of pulsing neon lights, the glitz and the glamour of the Vegas Strip, but tonight we celebrate the talents of students who reside in the backdrop of the revelry. So hear the call of drums, la música, festive colors, hip hop style, and talented students, as the Black and Latino Caucuses celebrate the children of Las Vegas. Spoken word poetry, mariachis, a drum line, dramatic monologues, and various dance groups, all performed by youth from Las Vegas schools. These young people will delight you and make you proud to live in our diverse world. After the performances, stay and relax with us, as we continue our celebration with a wine and cheese reception topped off with dancing and head bopping to the rhythms of a DJ. Remember, Las Vegas is a town that never sleeps! So you will still have time to go out and enjoy the Las Vegas nightlife after this amazing evening presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests.

Black Caucus Suite
NCTE Annual Convention 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Note: David Kirkland, Black Caucus Co-Chair, will provide the suite location during the
Black Caucus Open Forum Meeting.SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award

The NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award (APCL) established in 2007 and first presented in 2008 recognizes a person of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community.

2012 Recipient, Dr. Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University
2011 Recipient, James L. Hill, Albany State University, Georgia
2010 Recipient, Maria Franquiz, University of Texas, Austin
2009 Recipient, Arnetha Ball, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2008 Recipient, Victor Villanueva, Washington State University, Pullman

Barksdale Turner Scholarship in African American/Black Literature
The Barksdale-Turner Scholarship was established (1993) by the Black Caucus of NCTE and CCCC in recognition of Richard K. Barksdale and Darwin T. Turner, two leading scholars, critics, and teachers in the field of African American/Black Literature.  The scholarship is intended to support the continued education of an African American student who is an English major with a demonstrated interest in African American/Black literature.  The student must plan to teach.

2011 Recipient, Kendra Mitchell, Florida State University, Tallahassee

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